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Biden picks Chicago ex-mayor Rahm Emanuel as Japan ambassador

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden plans to nominate Rahm Emanuel, who previously served as chief of staff to former President Barack Obama and mayor of Chicago, as U.S. ambassador to Japan, the White House said on Friday. White House officials lauded Emanuel’s experience and long years of public service. His nomination, which could draw the ire of some fellow Democrats and Black rights activists stemming from his record as Chicago mayor, was announced on the same day that the White House disclosed that veteran U.S. diplomat Nicholas Burns was picked to serve as U.S. am…

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